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World Baseball Classic 2017: United States Roster

Team USA stands on the baseline for the national anthem prior to a World Baseball Classic First Round game against Italy on March 9, 2013. (Getty)

Team USA stands on the baseline for the national anthem prior to a World Baseball Classic First Round game against Italy on March 9, 2013. (Getty)

The fourth-ever World Baseball Classic starts March 6 and will bring together the world’s best baseball players from 16 nations. It takes place from March 6-22 in four host countries.

The United States has never won a World Baseball Classic championship. Its best finish was fourth place out of 16 nations in 2009. This year, Team USA has brought a lot of firepower and stands is the favorite to win the event.

The Dominican Republic won the last World Baseball Classic in 2013.

Here is the full 2017 U.S.A. roster for the World Baseball Classic:


United States Roster

Pitchers
Chris Archer
Tyler Clippard
Danny Duffy *
Sam Dyson
Mychal Givens
Luke Gregerson
Nate Jones
Jake McGee
Andrew Miller
Pat Neshek
Tanner Roark *
Dave Robertson
Marcus Stroman
* — The players are eligible to be swapped out of the lineup after a round for a pitcher in the designated pitcher group.

Catchers
A.J. Ellis
Jonathan Lucroy
Buster Posey

Infielders
Nolan Arenado
Alex Bregman
Matt Carpenter
Brandon Crawford
Paul Goldschmidt
Eric Hosmer
Ian Kinsler
Daniel Murphy

Outfielders
Adam Jones
Andrew McCutchen
Giancarlo Stanton
Christian Yelich

Designated Pitchers
Note: These pitchers are eligible to play in one or more rounds, but must be moved to the main roster for another member of the designated pitchers group.

Brett Cecil
Michael Fulmer
Sonny Gray
J.A. Happ
Drew Smyly
Alex Wilson

Manager
Jim Leyland


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